Military Students and Benefits
Military and Veteran Funding and Cost
Funding options to thank you for serving our country
With campuses located at more than 90 military installations across the globe and our long history of educating service men and women, Embry-Riddle Worldwide is committed to assisting active-duty military and veterans with educational funding.
Many of Embry-Riddle Worldwide students come from a military background. Led by the same courage it takes to serve the country, active-duty military men and women embark on a new journey, to reach new goals.
If you are one of these courageous individuals, Embry-Riddle offers various funding options for you. See which ones you may qualify for.
Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Benefits
- New Discounted Tuition Rate for Military Students:
Reaffirming its commitment to the U.S. military and subject to relevant Department of Defense approvals, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has lowered its undergraduate military tuition rate and will also offer the same reduced rate to spouses and dependents. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the new military undergraduate tuition rate will be $250 per credit hour. This rate applies to all service members on active duty or serving in the reserves of the U.S. Armed Forces while they're pursuing an undergraduate degree. This rate will also apply to military spouses and dependents 26 and under.
- Application fee waivers are available in some instances.
- If you need to drop or reschedule a course due to unanticipated official military travel or deployment, you will receive consideration for a drop with a refund. Please review the following policy.
- GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
- * All students using GI Bill® Benefits should review the Worldwide VA Handbook *
- The military student is notified of travel after the end-date of the scheduled drop/add period for a given class.
- The student is unable to complete the class due to the deployment/travel.
- The military student submits signed and official deployment or travel orders dated after the drop/add period end date for a given class. A student also may submit a letter from the student’s military command stating that the student received notification of deployment or military travel with the date that the student was notified of the deployment/travel after the scheduled drop/add period.
- The student submits the request for a late drop within 30 days of receiving notification of the deployment/travel.
READMISSION OF SERVICE MEMBERS: Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008
In accordance with the HEO Act of 2008 service members will be readmitted to the institution, without penalty for having left because of military service, in order to minimize disruption to the lives of those persons serving in the uniformed services. In reference to the Department of Education: Statute and regulations require institutions of higher education that participate in the Federal student financial aid programs to promptly readmit with the same academic status a qualifying service member who was previously admitted to the institution but who did not attend, or did not continue to attend, because of service in the uniformed services. The readmission requirements apply to service members who perform service in the uniformed services, whether voluntary or involuntary, in the Armed Forces, including service as a member of the National Guard or Reserve, on active duty, active duty for training, or full-time National Guard duty under Federal authority (but not State authority), for a period of more than 30 consecutive days under a call or order to active duty of more than 30 consecutive days. The protections of the readmission requirements do not apply to how an institution handles a service member’s absence from class to attend training for periods of 30 days or less.
If using military Tuition Assistance (TA), the servicemember must obtain TA prior to enrollment at the school. Each branch of service handles TA differently. To find out how to get started, visit your Educational Services Officer (ESO), Navy Virtual Education Center (VEC), or Education Counselor within your branch of military service for guidance. If you're actively serving in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, Air National Guard, apply for TA through the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC). If you are in the Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard, apply for TA through ArmyIgnitED. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard service members will apply for TA through the MyEducation Portal.
For more information, contact your military branch for details on TA eligibility and the specific branch process for the submission of TA form:
- Air Force – Air Force Reserve – Air National Guard
- Army – Army Reserve
- Army National Guard
- Coast Guard
- Marine Corps – Marine Corps Reserve
- Navy – Navy Reserve
- The Post 9/11 GI Bill® pays up to 100% tuition for qualifying students.
Eligibility for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® requires 90 days of aggregate service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Use the following chart to estimate your eligibility or call the Department of Veterans Affairs at 888-442-4551.
Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Eligibility Chart Number of Months of Qualifying Service After 09/10/2001, for Purposes Other Than Training
Percentage of Maximum Amount Payable
At least 36 months or received a Purple Heart
At least 30 continuous days on active duty and must be discharged due to service-connected disability
At least 30 months,
but less than 36 months (1)
At least 24 months, but less than
30 months (1)
At least 18 months,
but less than 24 months (2)
At least 6 months,
but less than 12 months (2)
At least 90 days,
but less than 6 months (2)
- The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® which pays tuition that exceeds the maximum annual tuition and fees of $25,162.14 (2020-2021).
- Students using the CH 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® or CH 31 Vocational Rehabilitation programs are required to submit their VA approval documents to Embry-Riddle. Once on file, tuition will deferred for at least 90 days after the start of the term.
Worldwide has dedicated VA counselors available to assist you and guide you through the process. If you have any questions, you can contact us at 855-785-0001 or 386-226-7363 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits for Spouses and Dependents
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program is an employment assistance program providing eligible military spouses with up to $4,000 of financial assistance toward certification or associate degrees in a portable career field and occupation.
Worldwide has lowered its undergraduate military tuition rate for spouses of any age and dependents 26 and under of a service member currently serving on active duty, reserves, or National Guard in a drilling status. Effective July 1, 2020, the new dependent tuition rate will match our military rate at $250 per credit hour for undergraduates and $599 per hour for graduate students.
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